Remote Access Information

Remote Access
Remote access is the ability to get access to a computer or a network from a remote distance. In corporations, people at branch offices, telecommuters, and people who are travelling may need access to the corporation’s network. Home users get access to the Internet through remote access to an Internet service provider (ISP). Dial-up connection through desktop, notebook, or handheld computer modem over regular telephone lines is a common method of remote access. Remote access is also possible using a dedicated line between a computer or a remote local area network and the “central” or main corporate local area network. A dedicated line is more expensive and less flexible but offers faster data rates. Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) is a common method of remote access from branch offices since it combines dial-up with faster data rates. Wireless, cable modem, and Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) technologies offer other possibilities for remote access.


Connection to a data-processing system from a remote location, for example through a virtual private network
Remote desktop software, refers to a software or an OS feature allowing applications to be run remotely on a server while being graphically displayed locally
Terminal emulation – when used to interface with a remote system. May use standard tools like:
Telnet, software used to remotely control a computer system
ssh, secure shell often used with remote applications
Activation of features of a business telephone system from outside the business’s premises
RemoteAccess, a DOS-based bulletin board system
Remote Database Access, a protocol standard for database access

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